Communications skills in students are a good indicator of readiness for dietetic placement

Exploring approaches to dietetic assessment of a common task across different universities through assessment moderation Palermo et al. JHND Early View  Background Assessment presents one of the greatest challenges to evaluating health professional trainee performance, as a result of the subjectivity of judgements and variability in assessor standards. The present study aimed to test a moderation … Continue reading Communications skills in students are a good indicator of readiness for dietetic placement

Food allergies do not impact upon nutrient intakes of adolescents.

Comparison of nutrient intake in adolescents and adults with and without food allergies Maslin et al., JHND Early View   Background Exclusion diets for the management of food allergy pose a risk of nutritional deficiencies and inadequate growth in children, yet less is known about their effect in adolescents and adults. The present study aimed to … Continue reading Food allergies do not impact upon nutrient intakes of adolescents.

Smartphone apps can support bariatric patients post-surgery

Nutritional monitoring of patients post-bariatric surgery: implications for smartphone applications Elvin-Walsh et al., JHND Early View Background Optimal results from bariatric surgery are contingent on patient commitment to dietary and lifestyle changes and follow-up care. The present study aimed to investigate the attitudes and use of mobile health (mHealth) smartphone applications (apps) as a potential tool … Continue reading Smartphone apps can support bariatric patients post-surgery

Cardiovascular risk benefits of EPA and DHA supplements

Eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid containing supplements modulate risk factors for cardiovascular disease: a meta-analysis of randomised placebo-control human clinical trials AbuMweis et al., JHND Early View Background Over 200 clinical trials have examined the effect of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) supplements on risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease. However, an updated analysis … Continue reading Cardiovascular risk benefits of EPA and DHA supplements